I went to the pain doctor and before I had my MRI he was positive that I had a disc problem. Low and behold I have a TORN disk in my low back. He also thinks that I have in my neck as well. We went through every fall injury etc.... only one could have enough force to tear a disk and that was when my ex-husband pushed me straight back, hand on throat, from a standing position. I went and got a cortisone shot and I am feeling so much better. If only the muscle weakness would go away I would be 100%. Just though I would share. The info I got from him and the physical therapist on the back was very educational. But no worries I won't leave, as I get fibro due to thyroid.